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Old 08-10-2017, 09:21 PM
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I have both grades and types. Motul 7100 10-40 and Motul 300V 5-40. Which one is best for riding in the mountains where there are many climbs, twists but relatively cool temperatures in August and September. I read the 5-40 is due to clutch needing thinner oil - I just replaced the basket and plates. Thanks
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Re: motul 7100 10-40 or motul 300 5-40 for K1300GT

Both are good the 300 is expensive. Use what you like - I use Motul 300 in my R3 - that little bike lives above 11K rpm's.
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Re: motul 7100 10-40 or motul 300 5-40 for K1300GT

300V is as good as it gets. It may be expensive up front, but a bargain in the long run. Look on Ebay for a good price...
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Re: motul 7100 10-40 or motul 300 5-40 for K1300GT

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I read the 5-40 is due to clutch needing thinner oil - I just replaced the basket and plates. Thanks

That's correct BM dropped the 10/40 years ago trying to sort out the clutch and cam chain tensioner.
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Re: motul 7100 10-40 or motul 300 5-40 for K1300GT

Just get sure it meets Jaso MA or Jaso MA1 or Jaso MA2(check your owner manua) before fiddling with viscosity.
Also take into consideration that some Motul oils are ester based (rather than oil based), in such a case, be sure to top up with same oil.
And keep the rubber side down
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Re: motul 7100 10-40 or motul 300 5-40 for K1300GT

hmm checking the owner's manual isn't good advice if BMW changed the spec since it was written.

Good oil, changed as needed (rather than on a schedule), and possibly some oil analysis will set you right.
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Re: motul 7100 10-40 or motul 300 5-40 for K1300GT

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hmm checking the owner's manual isn't good advice if BMW changed the spec since it was written.

Good oil, changed as needed (rather than on a schedule), and possibly some oil analysis will set you right.

Holy Moses'balls. ''Changed as needed''????
How do you do that? You taste it?
Blotter paper test maybe? ( not too many people know this one )
Oil analysis? Good but the results are not not particularly instantaneous...

Or maybe simply a matter of: it's Saturday, it's raining, I'm bored and have nothing else to do than change the oil

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Re: motul 7100 10-40 or motul 300 5-40 for K1300GT

I once tried 10-40 oil in my 1300GT. I got the "wrong" type by mistake and figured "what the heck, what can possibly go wrong".

Well, not very much, but I noticed that from the very first start after the oilchange the camchain rattled almost at every engine start.
Changing the oil back to 5-40 made the engine go back to a "non ratteling" state.

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Re: motul 7100 10-40 or motul 300 5-40 for K1300GT

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I once tried 10-40 oil in my 1300GT. I got the "wrong" type by mistake and figured "what the heck, what can possibly go wrong".

Well, not very much, but I noticed that from the very first start after the oilchange the camchain rattled almost at every engine start.
Changing the oil back to 5-40 made the engine go back to a "non ratteling" state.

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Typical problem with lots of chains: too high a viscosity so the lube does not reach the outside of the rollers immediately. (Lubrication Fundamentals Mobil, by J. Georges Wills, p. 155)
But donít worry, your timing chain will fail, whatever the lube you used
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